It was a busy week with the kids on Spring Break, the husband out sick (fever, cough and cold, that luckily didn’t spread to anyone!) and a boy turning five! There was waffles for breakfast, birthday cake, and burgers! And of course presents galore. Almost everything was Star Wars related this year! He was a very happy birthday boy.
I was also a finalist for the #weirdathon pitch contest! I didn’t realize that there was a contest (heh) so although I didn’t win it was fun to see mine go up against the other pitches.
Also, I decided at the last minute to join the A to Z challenge. I first heard of it several years ago when my friend Melanie (we’ve known each other since we were teenagers!) joined it but have never dared to myself – it just seemed so much of a commitment. Writing a post for each letter of the alphabet, with Sundays off. But eh, I decided to throw caution to the wind and write up some short foodie fiction! You can find some of the posts below.
The Wild Girl – Kate Forsyth
It’s a little bit more slow moving than I expected but it’s been a good read so far. I’m reading this for Once Upon a Time.
Captain Marvel Vol 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More – Kelly Sue Deconnick ; artist, David Lopez ; color artist, Lee Loughridge
I have to confess that all these different versions of Captain Marvel / Ms Marvel confuse me. I have read the Carol Danvers – Ms Marvel (Brian Reed) and the Kamala – Ms Marvel (G Willow Wilson) and now this is Carol Danvers – Captain Marvel? *Confused* Oh well, it’s Kelly Sue Deconnick and it’ll probably be good!
Hector and the Search for Happiness on Netflix
Another Simon Pegg movie, but this one was disappointing. He’s charming as always but the whole exotic Oriental beauty (of course she has to have long hair and has to be naked at one point) was a bit off-putting. I realize this is supposed to be a bit of a parable but yeah it was a bit much for me.
Yuppers, that again.
Dark chocolate macadamia nut cookies!
Seriously, have no clue at the moment. Fried rice probably. Maybe some oxtail stew as I had picked up oxtail from Costco the other day.
What does a writer do when confronted with such wrenching tragedy? When the writer is Charles Bock, he writes a book. Alice & Oliver embraces both the pain of loss and the reality that life chugs forward even when the worst has happened.
Danielle at A Work in Progress posted sometime last month asking for recommendations on beachy coming-of-age reads told from the perspective of a girl. And there were lots of great recs from Rumer Godden to Collette! (I suggested Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light).
Over at Bookriot, 30 books of poetry for kids. They sound awesome!
I’ve not read The Big Short but this list of novels to read after it (that is, novels that involve economics and finance) is pretty interesting (Lit Hub)
The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
Hopefully I’ll post about this soon. I read it for Once Upon A Time and it was a great read!